Weekly Music Chart 2007 – December week 1

2007-12-05 06:50:27 2010-11-24 11:07:44

No. 1 song: Wonder Girls’ "Tell Me" continues to be No. 1 for the 6th straight week, becoming only the 4th song on this chart to spend 6 weeks at the top. If they are No. 1 again next week, they will tie Big Bang’s "Lie" for the record of 7 weeks at No. 1. Youn Ha’s "혜성" (Comet) is still No. 2, followed by Koyote’s "사랑공식" (Love Formula). The chart has not been moving too fast in the the last two weeks partly because M!Countdown is on hiatus for a few weeks.

Biggest Mover of the week: Super Junior’s follow up song "Marry U" is our biggest mover this week, up 19 spots to No. 26. This is also the title song for the repackaged version of their 2nd album. As we get closer to winter, Super Junior have slowed down with this mid-tempo song, which is certainly not slow in moving up the chart. smile.gif The music video is about someone holding a concert for a former lover, confessing love and a couple re-committing themselves to each other.

Hot shot debut: Project group ANYBAND, consisting of an all-star lineup of BoA, Tablo, Xiah Junsu and Jin Bora, has our highest debut at No. 21 this week with "Talk Play Love". As the group name implies, they are advertising for a mobile phone company’s latest project. Tablo wrote the music and lyrics and also raps, while BoA and Xiah perform the vocals, and Jin Bora plays the piano. They are not going to perform this song on gayo shows, but it features a music video, which resembles a sci-fi movie. Fans should definitely check it out.

New songs: We only have 3 new songs this week.

Songs to watch out:

6. SNSD – 소녀시대 (Girls Generation) – Having won the Inky Gayo Mutizen award last week, this is the only newer song in the top 10 that is moving up this week. The album is selling well and they are getting more and more popular each day. This song may be ready to challenge for the top spot in a few weeks.

12. Suh Young Eun – 아름다운구속 (Beautiful Restriction) – Suh Young Eun is doing very well in her female version of this rock ballad, previously sung by Kim Jong Seo. As usual, she’s quietly moving up towards the top 10 without much promotion. One of my favorite songs recently. Check it out.

32. Outsider – 남자답게 (Like A Man) – Rarely will I talk about a song that drops, but there haven’t been too many new songs to mention and this hip-hop song is really growing on me. It has a unique piano arrangement and Outsider’s rapping is very smooth and fluent. The album is a top-20 seller on Hanteo’s weekly sales chart, not bad for a debuting artiste.

40. Fly To The Sky – I am sorry – Like many singers these days, Fly To The Sky also released a repackaged version of their 7th album. This is the title song, which is a familiar R&B ballad that FTTS fans will love.

46. J – 열흘만 (Just 10 Days) – J made a successful come back in the summer with a digital single duet with Lee Jung "With tears". Now she is releasing her long awaited 6th album. This ballad is about candidly and poignantly asking someone you’ve just broken up with for 10 days to sort things out and come to a well-thought-out conclusion.

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1. (–) Wonder Girls – Tell Me *** 6 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop Dance
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Album: Wonder Girls Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for the Wonder Girls’ 1st album, "The Wonder Years," which is also the first album released with new member Yoo-bin, who replaced Hyun-a. The track revives a lively pop dance rhythm popular in the 80s. The fun music video shows So-hee transforming from an ordinary student into Wonder Woman whenever her friends face danger.

Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Score: 924

2. (–) Youn Ha – 혜성 (Comet)
Genre: Pop / Rock
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Album: Youn Ha Vol. 1.5 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title track of Younha’s 1.5th album, "Comet." The album is the Korean version of the "Go! Younha" album released in Japan. The track was used as the ending theme song for the animation "Bleach" and gained widespread popularity in Japan. The new Korean version is a fresh take on the piece.

Music: Nao Tanaka / Lyrics: Kim Yi Jin
Score: 882

3. (–) Koyote – 사랑공식 (Love Formula)
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: Koyote Dance Best And Vol. 9.5 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV:This is the representative track for Koyote’s history album, "Dance Best and 9.5." The fun dance track shows off matured, and quite alluring, vocals by Shin-ji. The music video depicts moments had by the members of Koyote since their inception.

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Kim Se Jin / Lyrics: Kim Se Jin, Seo Jung Jin
Score: 818

4. (+1) Lee Seung Chul – 사랑한다 (I Love You)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: Lee Seung Chul Vol. 9 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Lee Seung-chul’s 9th album, "The Secret of Color 2." An addictive melody and Western-sounding rock meld well in this ballad, which is about the pain of telling someone you love her but not having her by your side.

Music + Lyrics: Kang Ji Won
Score: 692

5. (+1) Lim Jeong Hee- 사랑에미치면 (When you’re crazy in love)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Lim Jeong Hee Vol. 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV:This is the main song for Lim Jung-hee’s 3rd album, "Before I Go J-Lim." With an intense hip-hop beat, this fast-tempo track shows off Lim Jung-hee’s trademark dynamic vocals. Rapping by Outkast’s Big Boy in the introduction and Park Jin-young’s rapping elevate the song a notch in terms of quality and oomph.

Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Score: 686

6. (+3) SNSD – 소녀시대 (Girls Generation)
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: SNSD Vol. 1 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title track of Girls’ Generation’s 1st album. A remake of a Lee Seung-chul hit, the song was arranged and made new with Girls’ Generation’s uniquely bright vibe, which contrasts significantly with the original’s masculine style.

Music: Song Tae Joon / Lyrics: Lee Seung Chul
Score: 684

7. (-3) Sung Shi Kyung – 한번 더 이별 (Break Up One More Time)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Sung Shi Kyung single album Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title track to Sung Si-kyung’s single album, "Breaking Up Again". With music written by Yoon Jong-shin, the moving ballad is about the sadness of letting go of someone you’ve cherished, once again. Sung Si-kyung stars in the music video, which shows him shedding tears and sharing an on-screen kiss.

Music + Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin
Score: 683

8. (-1) ERU – 둘이라서 (Because it’s the two of us)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: ERU Vol. 3 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Eru’s 3rd album, "Eru Returns." The moving ballad is about missing an ex and showcases Eru’s unique musical style. The star-studded music video cast includes An Sung-ki, Park Joong-hoon, Bong Tae-kyu, Cha Yae-ryun and others.

Music + Lyrics: Minuki
Score: 678

9. (+1) Big Mama – 배반 (Betray)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Big Mama Vol. 4 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for Big Mama’s 4th album, "Blossom." It shows off some great harmonies between the gals and is about a woman who has a wonderful guy, but who keeps having feelings for someone else. The music video, starring Ha Jung-woo, portrays a man struggling with the pain of breaking up.

Music: Seo Jae Ha / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Score: 571

10. (+2) Wheesung – 사랑은 맛있다 ♡ (Love is Delicious)
Genre: Pop
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Album: Wheesung Vol. 5 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for Whee Sung’s 5th album, "Eternal Essence of Music." The pop dance track melds Whee Sung’s singing and rapping, a lively rhythm and a sampling of Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano NO. 8 "Pathetique" OP. 13. The music video features a performance by Whee Sung and three episodes portrayed in a bright and flashy way.

Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Wheesung
Score: 566

 

11. (+3) Brown Eyed Soul – My Story
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Brown Eyed Soul Vol. 2 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
edward1849: Title song from Brown Eyed Soul’s 2nd album "The Wind, The Sea, The Rain". It’s the group’s first album in 5 years. Fans have not forgotten them as the album became a top seller just a few days after its release. "My Story" is an R&B ballad with a melody that reminds us of a lot of Brown Eyed’s songs. Leader Naul (ex-Brown Eyes member) has an excellent performance in the chrous part of the song.

Music: Naul, Jung Yup, Young Joon / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Score: 512

12. (+10) Suh Young Eun – 아름다운구속 (Beautiful Restriction)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: Suh Young Eun Remake album Romantic 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Arirang TV: This is the representative song on Suh Young-eun’s remake album, "Romantic 3." The album contains remakes of songs that were popular in the 90s. Suh Young-eun has enjoyed many hits from singing such remakes. This time she has taken a hit by Kim Jong-seo and infused it with a cute style and her trademark clear voice.

Music: Kim Jong Seo / Lyrics: Han Kyung Hye
Score: 534

13. (-2) V.O.S – 매일매일 (Everyday Everyday)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: V.O.S special single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for V.O.S’ special single album, "The Flowers are Laughing." With an easy retro melody, the ballad offers a bright portrayal of the quarrels, breakups and reunions between couples. The music video depicts post-breakup pains from both the male and female perspectives.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 521

14. (-6) J-Walk – 여우비 (Light Rain)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: J-Walk 2007 Mini Album Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title track for J-Walk’s mini-album. The title of this medium-tempo track refers to how it can suddenly rain on a balmy and sunny day. It tells a beautiful yet lonely and painful story of separation. The music video depicts the day after a break-up.

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Hwang Sung Jin
Score: 518

15. (+3) MC The Max – 사랑을 외치다 (Call out love)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: MC The Max Vol. 5 3nd repackaged version Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for M.C The Max’s 5th repackaged album, "Fall… In Love." A trademark M.C The Max ballad, it showcases a poetic melody and Lee Su’s deeply appealing voice. The music video tells the story of the song’s poignant lyrics. It’s about a man unable to forget a woman and going on a trip to deal with his pain.

Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Score: 504

16. (-1) Big Bang – 거짓말 (Lie)
Genre: R&B / Dance
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Album: Big Bang Mini-Album 2007 – Always Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for BIGBANG’s 2007 mini album, "Always." Created by BIGBANG’s vocalist G. Dragon, the addictive Euro-house song features trance chords and a piano-driven melody. The music video is about G. Dragon’s character taking on a false murder accusation on behalf of his girlfriend and being hauled off to the authorities.

Music + Lyrics: G-Dragon
Score: 496

17. (-1) Tim – 사랑한만큼 (As much as I love)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Tim Vol. 4 Track 5 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Tim’s 4th album, "LOVE is." Tim’s stirring voice stands out on this ballad, which is about being unable to forget the pain of breaking up. The poignant lyrics feel like one man’s sad soliloquiy.

Music + Lyrics: Kim Young Hoo
Score: 469

18. (-5) Shin Hye Sung – 지우고, 버리고, 잊어도… (Erase, Abandon, Forget…)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Shin Hye Sung Vol. 2 Special Edition Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in Shin Hye-sung’s 2nd special edition album, "The Beginning, New Days," the ballad showcases an exquisite blend of the artiste’s trademark poignant and sweet voice with sad lyrics. The music video, made as a follow-up piece to "First Person," shows Shin Hye-sung acting as a man who has no choice but to break up with the woman he loves.

Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Score: 458

19. (+5) Maybee – 못난이 (Fool)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Maybee Vol. 2 Track 3- Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the main song for MayBee’s 2nd album, "Luv Cloud." The song melds lyrics about love that resemble a short essay with the artiste’s smart vocals. It’s about a girl always seeming unattractive and lacking, no matter how hard she tries to look good and happy, in front of a guy whose love for her is fading.

Music: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: Maybee
Score: 428

20. (+3) Lee Seung Hwan – 내맘이안그래 (My Heart Isn’t Like That)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Lee Seung Hwan mini-album Mallang Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Lee Seung-hwan’s single album, "Soft." The moving ballad, which shows off an acoustic-instrument structure, is about not wanting to wish someone happiness after a breakup, but about apologizing despite the fact that the person doesn’t want to hear apologetic excuses.

Music: Lee Seung Hwan / Lyrics: Lee Jae Myung
Score: 416

 

21. (New) Anyband – TPL (Talk Play Love) : 410 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

22. (-2) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – ADIOS : 363
23. (-6) Cho Shin Sung – 안녕 (Goodbye) : 322
24. (-5) Lee Soo Young – 단발머리 (Bob Hair Cut) : 316
25. (-4) F.T Island – 한사람만 (Only one person) : 300

26. (+19) Super Junior – Marry U : 293 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***

27. (-2) M To M – 못된남자 (Evil Man) : 292
28. (-1) Black Pearl – 결국너잖아 (In The End, It’s You) : 290
29. (+1) Yang Dong Geun – 나는나뻐 (I’m Bad) : 272
30. (+1) Kim Jo Han – 사랑이늦어서미안해 (Sorry For The Love Being Late) : 247
31. (-5) Drunken Tiger – 8:45 Heaven : 244
32. (-3) Outsider – 남자답게 (Like A Man) : 239
33. (+5) Byul – 가슴은 아니까 (The Heart Knows) : 221
34. (-2) Jung Jae Wook – 그만하자 (Let’s stop) : 189
35. (-7) Baek Ji Young – 사랑하나면 돼 (Loving one person is enough) : 187
36. (-1) 8EIGHT – 사랑을잃고난노래하네 (Forget Love and Sing) : 186
37. (-1) Cho PD – Korea City : 177
38. (-5) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 175
39. (-5) Zi-A – 물끄러미 (Absentmindedly) : 170
40. (New) Fly To The Sky – I’m Sorry : 160
41. (+2) Lee Seung Ki – 왜가니 (Why are you leaving?) : 145
42. (+2) M – THE “M” STYLE : 136
43. (-2) See Ya – 얼음인형 (Ice Doll) : 132
44. (-5) DBSG – 천년연가 (Eternal Love Song) : 129
45. (-5) Cherry Filter – 느껴봐 (Feel It) : 120
46. (New) J – 열흘만 (Just Ten Days) : 118
47. (-1) Monday Kiz – 투면한 눈물 (Invisible Tears) : 116
48. (-1) Hong Kyung Min – 못난이 (Fool) : 115
49. (-1) Lee Sang Eun – 삶은 여행 (Life is like a journey) : 108
50. (-13) Crown J – 그녀를뺏겠습니다 (I’ll get her back) : 97

Sources of the top 20

The sources of this top 20 chart are pretty much the same, but the weight assigned to each source may be different each week because some charts do not update weekly (e.g. MNet M!Countdown) and I assign fewer percentage when it happens. From now on, I’ll list my chart sources each week. For December week 1:

ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown + MNet Internet Chart – 20%
SBS – Inky Gayo Take 7 poll + Internet Chart + MP3 Download Chart (1 week lag) – 10%
Various Internet charts (Melon, Jukeon, Dosirak, Muz, Bugs, Ohdio, Soribada) – 15%
Hanteo Gayo Chart – 10% (1 week lag)
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Pops In Seoul) – 5%